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Quintuplet lambs born at Hartpury College VIDEO

By laura_enfield  |  Posted: February 28, 2013

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THAT special time of year has arrived at Hartpury College.

About 250 lambs have been born at the Gloucestershire site over the last two weeks.

Unusually there have been hardly any single lambs born but lots of triplets and even a set of quintuplets.

A team of 100 students have been helping with lambing season and ensuring the animals arrive safely.

Tara Penter is among those who have been doing shifts from 10am to 10pm.

She is studying at Hartpury for her Level 3 extended diploma in agriculture.

She said: "It's extremely valuable because a lot of people don't come from lambing backgrounds so we get experiences we haven't had before."

Head of agriculture Janatha Stout said: "It's a special time of the year for our agriculture students.  

"We'd love to show people the lambs and we have an open morning next Saturday, March 9 for people thinking about coming to Hartpury."

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